Masked Announces New Line-Up for Talkback Series

News   Masked Announces New Line-Up for Talkback Series
The critically acclaimed Off-Broadway drama Masked has announced additional names and dates for its post-performance talkback series, Urgent Conversations.

Penned by Israeli-born playwright Ilan Hatsor, Masked "tackles the cultural divide at the heart of the Middle East conflict. Masked depicts the tragedy of one family torn between obligations, kinship, principles and survival."

Urgent Conversations features community leaders, religious leaders, influential writers, journalists, experts in conflict resolution, activists and members of the creative team, who take part in the post-performance discussions three times a week.

The upcoming schedule includes Tammy Shapiro, Union of Progressive Zionists, and Rebecca Kleinhandler, New Israel Fund (Oct. 30); Rabbi David Adelson, East End Synagogue (Nov. 4); TBA Israeli Film Panelist (Nov. 6); Lena Alhusseini, Arab American Family Support Center (Nov. 11); Ayad Akhtar, writer/star of "The War Within" (Nov. 13); and student representatives from Palestinian, Muslim and Jewish organizations at Hunter College (Nov. 18).

Waleed F. Zuaiter, Sanjit DeSilva and Arian Moayed currently star in the production under the direction of Ami Dayan. Original cast member Daoud Heidami rejoins the company Nov. 6.

Translated by Michael Taub, Masked is directed by Ami Dayan. Rounding out the creative team are scenic designers Wilson Chin and Aleksandra Maslik, costume designer Jennifer Caprio and lighting designer Thom Weaver. Tickets for Masked, priced $35.50-$55.50, are available through Telecharge (212) 239-6200 or by going to

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